Apple says that it is releasing its newest smartphone operating system iOS 15 on 20 September 2021. The California-based tech giant also announced that its latest tablet OS, iPadOS 15, will be released on the same date, The Verge reports. New Features in iOS 15 The new versions of both OSs...
The iPhone 13 series has been launched at Apple's California Streaming virtual event yesterday. Within the series, there are 4 distinct models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Each is different, and except for the mini, each respective model includes better tech...
After weeks of seemingly daily iPhone 13 rumours, today the device is expected to launch during Apple's California Streaming virtual live event. Last week, Apple confirmed it was hosting an event on 14 September at 19:00 CAT. With the event's announcement, Apple’s SVP of Marketing, Greg Joswiak tweeted out a...
A South Korean competition regulator, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, on Tuesday announced that it has fined Alphabet Inc's Google $177-million for allegedly using its dominant position in the mobile operating system (OS) market to stifle competitors. Google's Android OS currently holds the majority of the smartphone market share, being...
MTN today has announced a number of community interventions as part of its initiatives to assist in the rebuilding of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) after the deadly unrest that gripped South Africa in July, including the investment of R500-million ($35.2-million) which will go towards network upgrades and expansion throughout the province. A...
Four space tourists will be launching into the edge of the void on Wednesday evening aboard a SpaceX capsule. SpaceX is a space tourism company founded by tech magnate Elon Musk. The crew is headed by Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, who booked the Crew Dragon capsule last...
Apple has released an urgent update for its iPhone software that addresses a critical vulnerability that has already been exploited by a notorious surveillance software, according to independent researchers. CNN reports that researchers from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab have said the software exploit has been in use since...
According to reliable Apple and iPhone analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will reportedly offer 1 TB storage options, marking the first Apple smartphone devices to cross this storage threshold. 9to5Mac reports that a new investor report from Kuo details what storage options the...
South Africa has moved to adjusted level 2 lockdown from Monday, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who made the announcement last evening during a nationwide broadcast. The relaxation of lockdown regulations comes as South Africa has seen a steady decline in its third wave of COVID-19 cases over the last...
One of South Africa's big four telcos, Vodacom has announced the installation of new solar-powered sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging, and Bloemfontein as part of its energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. Vodacom, in a statement today, says it has invested over R8-million...
The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA), the country's health regulator, has officially approved the Pfizer 'Comirnaty' COVID-19 vaccine for children and teenagers from 12 years of age. South Africa has a large youth population group, with around 28% being under the age of 15. According to Reuters, this decision from...
Johannesburg-based lender, African Bank has appointed Unathi Mtya as its new Group Chief Information Officer. Unathi joins the Group Executive Committee. According to a statement by African Bank, Unathi joins the group from Grindrod Bank, where she was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). At Grindrod, Mtya was responsible for the efficient...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week was marked by huge vaccine-related news in South Africa. After Discovery Health announced mandatory vaccinations for its employees next year, the company announced that it would reward its...
Facebook is collaborating with Nigerian companies Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch the #NoFalseNewsZone educational campaign aimed at helping individuals identify fake news and educate them on how to minimise the spread of false information across Nigeria's internet and otherwise. “We are super excited to be working with...
Kenya's job sector took a serious blow last year, having contracted for the first time in over 20 years. Overall, 737,500 jobs were lost as Kenya's economy shrunk for the first time since 1992 as a result of COVID-19 induced lockdowns and restrictions, reports Business Daily. Kenya Bleeds Jobs in 2020 According...
Social network monolith Facebook has unveiled its first next-generation Smart Glasses through a collaboration with eye-wear company Ray-Ban. The new devices are called Ray-Ban Stories, and, as a joint statement from Facebook and Ray-Ban says, the glasses bring "forward a new way to seamlessly capture, share and listen through your...
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